Visualization competition of the city boulevards for students

Uutta Helsinkiä
1.10.2018

The City of Helsinki organizes a visualization competition of the city boulevards for students. The competition time is 24.9.–19.11.2018, and the competition is open to Master's level students in all Finnish universities.

The new Helsinki City Plan sets direction for the city's development. In the plan, the current city center will expand northwards as the motorway-like areas are transformed into city boulevards. The character of the existing thoroughfares will be changed from routes conveying fast automobile traffic into streets serving multiple modes of transport within a mixed urban structure. With the new City Plan, and the bold aim for carbon neutrality by 2035, the City of Helsinki wants to set an example as the most functional city in the world - with the most functional city boulevards.

As a part of the planning process, interpretations of the future city boulevards are collected. What could a city boulevard look like as a human-centered urban environment? What is the concept of Helsinki's own unique urban streetscape? What is the meaning of digitalization for the users of the city boulevards? In order to answer to these questions, the City of Helsinki organizes a visualization competition of the city boulevards for students.

Competition program and additional information are available on the competition website www.hel.fi/suunnittelukilpailut.

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